I just remembered that I never posted something very important: Tofu Marinade. I was inspired by some food blog... go figure. So this was MY experiment with marinating tofu:
Samantha’s Tofu Marinade
Start by pressing your tofu.* This will drain the water out of it so that it will absorb the marinade. Cut in triangles. Marinate the tofu for about an hour in the marinade. Then bake, sauté, fry, or eat it cold!
1 ½ tsp minced garlic
1 ½ tsp sesame seeds
5 tsp vinegar
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup pineapple juice
1 tsp vegetable oil
½ tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
Save the leftover marinade to dip the tofu in. Serve with rice. Or on a salad. Or or or...
*Pressing tofu is easily done by sandwiching the tofu between 2 plates and placing something kind of heavy on top. Drain the water as it appears. 15 minutes each side.
Next time I might add ginger and lime. Also, I won't marinate the tofu for so long... it had a very distinct flavor. I like a more mild flavor. But for some people (like... anti-tofu eating men), the flavor might be completely necessary in order to prevent gagging. I just so happen to like tofu and don't mind its texture or "flavor".
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